Exploiting the Ecological Arms Race

A community of filamentous Streptomyces goldiniensis, the bacteria responsible for the production of Aurodox. Nucleic acids are false-coloured magenta, and cell walls are shown in cyan. Image Credit: Josephine Giard, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Liam Rooney and Rebecca McHugh

Liam Rooney and Rebecca McHugh

Liam is a PhD student at the University of Strathclyde who is applying advanced optical microscopy techniques to the field of microbiology. Liam's research involves understanding biofilm formation and dynamics, the development of an optically transparent mimetic soil environment for imaging soil bacteria, as well as using interference microscopy techniques to shed light on bacterial gliding motility. Rebecca is a Microbiologist who is currently in the third year of her PhD, which is funded by a joint studentship between the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde. Her work focuses on the identification and characterisation of novel natural prouducts for the treatment of bacterial pathogens of the gut, mainly, E. coli O157.

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